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Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.

Nov 4, 2013

Elmo Magalona Talks About Julie Anne San Jose, Janine Gutierrez & Lauren Young

ELMO MAGALONA is glad to be back acting before the cameras in “Villa Quintana”. After all, his last regular show was the Sunday afternoon drama “Together Forever” last year that didn’t last very long. While waiting for his next project, he attended acting workshops to hone himself and this helps a lot now that he’s facing the cameras anew as Isagani, a role played by Keempee de Leon in the original soap. Did he get to see that?

“No, our director, Gina Alajar, told us there’s no need to do that para hindi kami maimpluwensiyahan ng original actors,” he says. “What I was more worried about is acting with Janine Gutierrez kasi brother and sister kami noon sa ‘Together Forever’ and also, mas nasanay akong si Julie Anne San Jose ang kasama ko. I thought I’d have a hard time adjusting to a new ka-love team but after our workshop, I felt at ease with Janine right away and we’re now very comfortable with each other. Big help si Direk Gina in making things a lot easier for me and Janine at ma-enhance ang chemistry namin on screen.” See also, Gina Alajar On The Janine Gutierrez-Elmo Magalona Love Team: 'Kinilig Ako'.

What about those who say their fans might be alienated by his being linked to Lauren Young off cam? “I just shrug them off because I don’t want to dwell on the negative. I only focus on the things that will help our tandem ni Janine and also make me a better person.”